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 Post subject: Re: Are cookbooks getting less precise?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:06 am 
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What gives me problems is an ingredient divided over 2 steps. I end up putting it all in during the first step.

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 Post subject: Re: Are cookbooks getting less precise?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:20 am 
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marygott wrote:
What gives me problems is an ingredient divided over 2 steps. I end up putting it all in during the first step.

Mary

That's another thing I've noticed! The good authors will have it listed separately, or something like "1/2 c oil, divided", giving an indication that it will be used more than once during the preparation of the recipe.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:35 am 
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marygott wrote:
What gives me problems is an ingredient divided over 2 steps. I end up putting it all in during the first step.
Mary


So true, I've done that more times than I can mention.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:14 am 
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marygott wrote:
What gives me problems is an ingredient divided over 2 steps. I end up putting it all in during the first step.

Mary

Yup, been there, done that too.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:36 am 
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Oh, gods, yeah.

My favorite is this:

1/4 C. olive oil

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Put 2 Tbs of the olive oil in the pan ...

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Serves 6.


Wait! What happened to the other 2 Tbs olive oil? What am I supposed to do with it?

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